Annual Alumni Events
Homecoming & Family Weekend
We celebrated Homecoming & Family Weekend on April 5-7, 2018. Thank you to all alumni and families who came back to campus for the festivities! Highlights included the Hootenanny Tailgate with a mechanical bull, Hootenanny (of course!), Cardboard & Duct Tape boat races in the freezing cold and a new picnic location in Solheim's Belcher Gym featuring Bodacious BBQ! Sadly, 2018 may have been the first inter-society rope pull ever cancelled by weather but we heard a rumor that the groups pulled on Sunday so we'll report any results we hear!
The weekend celebrated both YellowJacket athletics and the 25th anniversary of the School of Psychology. We were excited to welcome athletes from all sports and all years, including baseball's very first team from 1968! LeTourneau also welcomed former LETU student and YellowJacket baseball player SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey back to campus where he spoke to our current student athletes and gave the keynote at the Blue & Gold Banquet.
Homecoming 2019 is set for April 18-20. It's never too early to start making plans to come back home to LeTourneau!
Great Texas Balloon Race
(Each July in Longview, Texas)
Each year, LeTourneau's alumni team receives tickets to the Great Texas Balloon Race's Ballon Glow event. Tickets are limited and first-come, first-served.
New in 2017, the alumni team distributed tickets during the annual Special Shapes Inflations morning event. LeTourneau hosted "Coco the Clown" beside the Belcher Center and provided doughnuts & coffee for alums and families. Stay tuned for the 2018 event!
EAA AirVenture Alumni Dinner
(Each July in Oshkosh, WI)
Alumni participating in (or viewing!) EAA AirVenture events are invited to an informal dinner each year. We love reconnecting with so many of our aviation alumni and families and the crowd seems to grow every single year!
LETU also mans a booth throughout the week and we love alums and families to come meet current students & faculty and share their own updates. We hope to see even more LeTourneau alumni in 2018!
Past Alumni Events
Welcome Class of 2017!
In May and December we welcomed nearly 600 graduates into the LeTourneau alumni family. The spring keynote speaker was former LETU student John Solheim, chairman and CEO of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, the parent company of PING, Inc. Congratulations to our new alumni!
2017 Homecoming & Family Weekend
Homecoming & Family Weekend celebrated 75 Years of Aviation. Throughout the weekend, we celebrated LeTourneau's history and traditions while enjoying fellowship with alumni, families, students and friends complete with a closing banquet at the Abbott Aviation Center with over 200 guests.
2016 JAARS Alumni Dinner
LeTourneau aviation faculty and friends gathered with alumni during a special Alumni Dinner at the JAARS headquarters in Waxhaw, North Carolina. JAARS exists to make Bible translation andlanguage development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth by enabling sustainable solutions in transportation, technology,
media and training. Numerous alumni are involved with the life-changing JAARS ministry and outreach.
2017 FABTECH Alumni Dinner
The LETU Alumni Relations team hosted an Alumni Dinner for nearly 100 attendees of the annual FABTECH Conference in Las Vegas. The event allows engineering alumni, LETU faculty and administrators as well as current students to engage in a time of networking and idea exchange. Thank you to all who were able to attend!